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Swing Shift Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 28, 2016
The conventional period romantic drama has good details of the period and some fine dramatic moments, that at least kept it from being a bomb.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Empire Magazine
January 3, 2012
At its heart lies a sweet romance, with good performances from both the leads and an Oscar nomination for supporting actress Lahti.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide
January 3, 2012
Demme's characteristic generosity toward his characters and refusal to make absolute moral judgments are strong points, while the feminist subtext adds freshness to the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 31, 2008
Despite compromises, a result of interference in director Demme's work, this fictional look at a Rosie the Riveter kind of woman displays a nice feminist perspective on WWII and terrific performances from Goldie Hawn and especially Christine Lahti.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Variety Staff
July 24, 2008
Swing Shift tries ... to twist some consequence out of a tawdry adulterous tryst by a couple of self-centered sneaks. But the writing and acting are too flat for the challenge.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Hawn, atypically cast and supported by all-round excellent performances, proves that she can act.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
There's no suspense and no big emotional payoff, but the movie is always absorbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Offers Miss Hawn her best role since ''Private Benjamin,'' and she is most winning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pete Croatto
January 15, 2004
Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson could learn a few things watching this. Or maybe they already have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 23, 2003
Effectively conveys how World War II changed men, women work and family

May 24, 2003
The film certainly can't seem to decide whether it wants to be a genial romantic comedy or something more truthful, but it is never less than watchable.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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